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Man arrested after illegal Croydon rave

Man arrested after illegal Croydon rave

A man has been arrested on suspicion of violent disorder in connection with a Croydon rave where a teenager died. The 18-year-old man handed himself in after images of men the police are trying to trace were released and is currently in police custody in south London. Rio Andrew, 15,…

Window cleaner to be honoured with bravery award

Window cleaner to be honoured with bravery award

A courageous window cleaner who prevented an armed robbery at Lloyds Bank on Brighton Road in Croydon last November is to be honoured with a Police Public Bravery Award. James Rowley, 34, from Caterham, Surrey, will receive the award at the annual Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) awards ceremony on…

Campaign to stop predicted rise in domestic violence

Campaign to stop predicted rise in domestic violence

The Safer Croydon Partnership has launched an anti-domestic violence campaign in Croydon following a predicted rise in offenses during the World Cup. Various studies based on data from the last three World Cups show domestic violence increased 38 per cent when England lost and rose 26 per cent when they won. Although crime has…

Tributes paid to Croydon rave death teenager

Tributes paid to Croydon rave death teenager

A 15-year-old boy who died after falling ill at an illegal rave in a disused Royal Mail sorting office in Cherry Orchard Road, Croydon has been named by police. Rio Andrew from Notting Hill collapsed in the early hours of Sunday June 15 and was taken to hospital where he…

Fifteen year old dies after illegal rave in Croydon

Fifteen year old dies after illegal rave in Croydon

A 15-year-old boy died after falling ill at an illegal rave in Croydon and another 19-year-old remains in critical condition. The rave led to 14 arrests and six others were hospitalised due to various injuries. The two teenagers’ identities have not been revealed, and a post-mortem has yet to be…

Croydon Minster in desperate need of funds

Croydon Minster in desperate need of funds

Croydon Minster, a landmark in the borough’s historic Old Town, is struggling to keep its doors open on weekdays as £30,000 is needed for the general upkeep of the church. The Croydon Minster offers a range of programs to serve the community, whether its food banks or daily activities for the elderly. However,…

Over 50 organisations celebrate Croydon’s carers

Over 50 organisations celebrate Croydon’s carers

Monday marks the start of Croydon Carers Week, a week filled with events designed to celebrate the millions of unpaid carers in the UK, to improve their lives and the lives of those they care for. There are currently 6.5 million people caring unpaid for an ill, frail or disabled…

Toxic caterpillars sighted in Croydon, residents warned

Toxic caterpillars sighted in Croydon, residents warned

Nests of the poisonous oak processionary caterpillar are still being found across Croydon, prompting warnings for residents to steer clear. The hairs of this particular kind of caterpillar contain a substance that can cause skin rashes and sometimes eye and throat irritations. The nests of these animals may contain thousands…

Croydon tech summit to attract industry professionals

Croydon tech summit to attract industry professionals

The Croydon Tech City Summit is being held at noon this Friday, June 6 at Croydon College, and is expected to attract professionals from all over the tech industry to discuss technology in Croydon. Many people in the field will appear at the event, including London’s Deputy Mayor for Skills…

Residents want New Addington boulders removed

Residents want New Addington boulders removed

The days may be numbered for the controversial boulders on the Central Parade in New Addington. The boulders were originally placed by the council in 2012 at a cost of over £7000 to prevent dangerous and illegal parking on the central parade. A council spokesman at the time said: “They…